Calgary Stampede: Grandstand Show

Stampede dates: July 4-14, 2019

The Grandstand Show is put on every night of Stampede. But there's more to it than that! The evening begins with the "Rangeland Derby" chuckwagon races at 7:45 pm. After all the winners are announced, the Grandstand Show begin.

Stampede Bands Warming Up Behind the Grandstand

The 90 minute stage show features stage entertainment, skits and musical numbers, featuring the Stampede's own Young Canadians cebrating 50 Years of the Grandstand Show. Hundreds of Calgary performers, world-class acrobats, extreme athletes, amd others who have worked together since their auditions months before, put on this spectacular western-flavored show.

Stampede Fireworks happen nightly

Just as the crowd applauds, the fireworks begin to finish off the night from the best seats in the Stampede.

Insider's Tip:
The Grandstand Show has in the past been enjoyable and family friendly, but for those in their 20s may find it "lame", not being interested in canned entertainment for tour bus groups (Young Canadians - Canadian Idol group songs - can you tell the difference?). Head off to the Nashville North tent and enjoy great country bands (though there wil likely be a line to get in); but listen for the fireworks portion of the show (they're so close you'll hear them over the loudest bands) and then head outside again.

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